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dc.contributor.advisorCorsi, Richard L.en
dc.creatorKe, Meng, 1981-en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07T20:42:03Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-07T20:42:03Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3469en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractOver 110,000 known methamphetamine (meth) clandestine labs were reported in the U.S. from 1999 to 2008. The production of meth is regarded as a national epidemic, and can lead to substantial contamination of indoor materials. Due to its chemical and physical properties, meth residual can persist on indoor surfaces and in indoor air for prolonged periods. Unfortunately, most remediation techniques lack strong scientific support and cleanup standards are inconsistent across different states. A better understanding of the mechanistic interactions between meth and indoor environment can help improve remediation strategies and the development of regulations. In this study, equilibrium partitioning coefficients (Ke) between a meth surrogate and wall materials were estimated based on laboratory experiments. The resulting Ke values were then used in a screening model to predict meth decay rates from wall materials and indoor air. The effects of ventilation and indoor air mixing on meth off gassing were explored.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMethamphetamine contaminationen
dc.subjectIndoor emissionen
dc.subjectDry wall remediationen
dc.subjectMeth labsen
dc.titleMethamphetamin emissions from contaminated building materialsen
dc.date.updated2011-07-07T20:42:13Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3469en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberXu, Yingen
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental and Water Resources Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen


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